Europe's extreme heatwave strikes Berlin -

Europe's extreme heatwave strikes Berlin


Today’s Video of the Day from the European Space Agency (ESA) shows the drastic impact of Europe’s persistent heatwave on a region of land surrounding the city of Berlin, Germany.

Over the course of a year, an abrupt shift is visible from lush, green vegetation to scorched land, much of which is used for growing crops. Ripe wheat, for example, contributes to the multitude of brown colors that can be seen in the pictures.

News agencies are reporting that mainland Europe may hit its highest temperature ever recorded by the end of this week.

These images were captured using data from the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission.

By Chrissy Sexton, Staff Writer

Video Credit: European Space Agency

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